book design

As a pro­fes­sion­al hand-let­ter­ing artist and expert typog­ra­ph­er, sev­er­al of my book cov­ers show­case styl­ized text as the key or sup­port­ing design ele­ment.

These exam­ples demon­strate what a client once told me: “Chaz, you don’t have a style—you are style!” Meaning, the per­son­al­i­ty of the design, whether imagery, typog­ra­phy, col­or or lay­out, is about your book’s con­tents; about your writ­ing style; about you, the author. It’s not my per­son­al style because it’s not my book. But I give it expert, effec­tive cre­ative treat­ment as if it were my own.

In the pub­lish­ing realm, I’m proud to have served many best­selling authors with:

Cover design and art direc­tion, illus­tra­tion, pho­tog­ra­phy
Interior lay­out and expert typog­ra­phy
Marketing mate­ri­als and ideas
Copywriting and edit­ing

Let’s talk about your next best­seller!
chaz@​desimonedesign.​com
310 902‑3913

This book design sec­tion is being expand­ed with a full port­fo­lio of cov­er art and inte­ri­or lay­out and typography—plus tips on writ­ing, pub­lish­ing and pro­mot­ing, as well as many oth­er resources for authors.